This volume gives a popular description of Iran and was the result of the author’s extensive travelling in the country and close knowledge of its people and customs over a period of 3 years at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Contents: I Some description of Persia. II A Bird’s-Eye View of the History of Persia. III The Shah, His Capital and Government. IV The Persian Man. V A Persian City – Meshed the Holy. VI The Environs of a Persian City – Meshed. VII A Popular Account of the Religions of Persia. VIII Muharram. IX Travel. X The Persian Woman. XI Country Life. XII The Persian Gulf and the Karun River. XIII Fauna and Flora. XIV Marco Polo in Persia. XV A Glance at the Antiquities of Persia. XVI Sport and Amusements. XVII Four Persian Poets. XVIII A Slight Account of the Arts and Crafts of Persia. XIX Persian Superstitions and the Art of Medicine. Index.